Jimmy Smith on mega trends in livestock production in the world’s emerging markets: Part 1

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Jimmy Smith on emerging livestock markets: Slide53

Last week  in Florham Park, New Jersey, Zoetis, the largest animal health provider in the world (it was spun off from Pfizer Animal Health last year), hosted a conference on Mega trends in livestock production: The state of animal agriculture 2025–2050.

A keynote presentation  at this mega trends conference was given by Jimmy Smith, director general of the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), which works to relieve poverty and hunger, and to improve human and environmental health, through livestock science in developing countries.

Smith spoke on the Evolution of animal production in emerging markets: China, Russia, India, Brazil, Africa, summarizing what he had to say in the slide above.

Chief among the global livestock trends Smith cited was the skyrocketing demand for, and production of, poultry, pigs and ruminant animals (cattle, sheep, goats) in many regions of  the developing world. This unprecedented rising demand for livestock commodities in developing countries…

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About Dr. Bukar USMAN, mni

I started as a field Veterinary officer with Borno State Ministry of Agriculture and later joined College of Agric, Maiduguri as a lecture & a Researcher in the Department of Animal Health & Production. I was appointed the Provost of the College In 2003. In 2007 I was appointed Hon. Commissioner & Member Borno State Executive Council and later appointed Permanent Secretary with the Borno State Civil Service in 2009. I was the National Facilitator Animal Health, National Programme For Food Security of the Federal Ministry of Agric & Rural Development, Abuja. I was Director, Veterinary Medicine & Allied Products (VMAP) and now Director North East Zone NAFDAC. I’m a member of the National Institute’ (mni), Kuru SEC 40, 2018. I engaged myself in various aspects of the veterinary profession. I founded Sril Group Ltd, Nigeria.
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